Singer Rihanna in "Battleship"
This is a big event of Vietnamese film distributors because Hollywood movies have always been released in Vietnam later than in North America. However, this gap is being narrowed.
Battleship is a science fiction naval war film based on the classic children's game by Hasbro, the same company that made Transformers. The film was directed by Peter Berg and will be released by Universal Pictures. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna and Liam Neeson.
The film was originally planned to be released in 2011, but was rescheduled to April, 2012.
Synopsis: In the Hawaiian Islands, an international naval fleet at Pearl Harbor engages in a dynamic and intense battle against an alien species known as "The Regents." The aliens come to planet Earth on a mission to build a power source in the ocean. Upon their visit, they come in contact with the naval fleet. The film is also purported to show both sides of the story, from the aliens' perspective, as well as the humans' so the audience knows exactly where the opponent's ships are.
The estimated USD200 million project was to begin filming in Australia's Gold Coast in 2010, but the production company changed location due to a lack of Australian government tax incentives.
Filming took place in the United States on the Hawaiian Islands of Maui and Oahu, as well as in Sherman Oaks, California to do a few apartment scenes and in Playa del Rey, California where they filmed a driving scene along with a shootout. Battleship was also filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.
Starring in the film are Taylor Kitsch as Alex Hopper; Brooklyn Decker as Sam, Hopper's fiancé; Liam Neeson as Admiral Shane, Sam's father and Hopper's superior officer; and Alexander Skarsgård announced as his brother Stone Hopper. Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna makes her acting debut in the film, acting as a female sailor.